Eddie Murphy – biographyEddie Murphy is an American actor, director, writer, and producer, renowned for his comedy roles in films and stand-up comedy performances. He has also received numerous film awards for both his comedy and dramatic roles.
Early lifeEdward Regan Murphy was born on April 3, 1961, in New York, in a middle-class family. When he was 3, his parents divorced. Yet, Eddie hadn’t even reached the age of 8, and his brother Charlie – 10, when his transit policeman father died. He was killed at his job – the female perpetrator stabbed him in the stomach.
Career and awardsStarting 1980 Eddie became a permanent performer on the famous stand-up show Saturday Night Live and enjoyed popularity with the audience. He was especially good at parodies depicting famous people: Elvis Presley performed by an African-American guy simply had the audience in stitches. In 1982 Eddie was invited to play a cheerful and charming criminal in the film entitled «48 Hrs.». His duo with Nick Nolte turned out to be such a success that popularity grew into fame: Murphy got nominated for the «Golden Globe» for his very first role.
In 2018 he was already shooting another «Beverly Hills Cop» sequel, and announced that he will be joining the cast of the comedy entitled «Triplets», also starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.